Archive for the 'Supreme Court' Category

Supreme Court Gets It Right

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Today, the Supreme Court reversed course on its abortion jurisimprudence and upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortion.  As someone who expressed doubts about the Roberts nomination, I am relieved to see that he has not gone down the path of the author of the opinion by disappointing those who supported his nomination once on […]

Dole Declares for Reelection

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Sen. Dole, the inept head of the NRSC for the 2006 cycle, has declared that she will seek reelection in 2008.  Dole burned many a bridge with conservatives by going all out in support of Sen. Lincoln Chafee in his primary against conservative Steve Laffey, and starts the race with an abysmal warchest.  While remaining […]

Brownback Goes All In

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

This Saturday, the top Republican contender about whom questions of conservatism cannot be raised, entered the 2008 Presidential race.  Sen. Sam Brownback faces an uphill battle against the better known candidates, but his name recognition will grow as Republican caucus and primary voters seek out a candidate who speaks to them, rather than to Massachusetts liberals […]

Michigan Slips Away

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin has decided to seek another term.  Some Republicans may kid themselves that we have a shot at taking this seat, but Levin is safe.  All those who passed up the chance to take on Sen. Stabenow in hopes of Levin retiring may be kicking themselves now, as they will not defeat […]

Steele Bungles Education

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

While taking the occassional shot at disloyal Republican candidates, I have done my best to avoid going on an all-out offensive against GOP nominees-to-be (primary challenges and the traitor from Pennsylvania aside).  At the same time, I cannot ignore the statements made yesterday by Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.  To be sure, his opponents no better […]

Out of the Fire, into the Freezer

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Sen. Jon Kyl, a supposed target of Democrats, has all but iced his “race” against Democrat Jim Pederson.  While Pederson has a personal fortune to blow on the race, defeating an incumbent who is running at 56% at this point in the cycle is all but impossible.  In a case like Tennessee, it makes sense for […]

Ponnuru Agrees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

that it’s time to replace the weakest Linc.

Alito Confirmed

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

In recent years, the Supreme Court has strayed so far from the Constitution that it is doubtful whether its members could ever return to it.  So far has its jurisprudence fallen that judges who look to the Constitution in their rulings, like Janice Rogers Brown, are called extremists.  Sadly, now even Republican nominees, including Judge […]

Linc Missing Again

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Once again, Lincoln Chafee has chosen to side with the Democrats on a critical issue.  While some may have expected him to vote in favor of confirmation, this really will not shock anyone.  So for those of you keeping score, Chafee voted against the President, against Priscilla Owen, against the Bush tax cuts, and even […]

Project Missing Linc

Friday, January 27th, 2006

On Wednesday, Judge Samuel Alito ratched up his fiftieth vote in favor of confirmation, including the vote of Democrat Ben Nelson.  He now has the support of fifty-three Republicans and three Democrats.  One of the two “Republicans” is Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island.  Coincidentally, Chafee was also missing in the 2004 Presidential election, writing […]